Bar Model Method for Problem Solving in Math

  • Date: 10/06/2009
Speaker(s):
Melania Alvarez (PIMS)
Location: 

VSB Education Centre - Room 108

Topic: 

The main purpose of this workshop is to show how the Bar Model method can be used not only as a problem solving technique, but also to develop in students a deeper understanding of fundamental concepts in mathematics. By using the Bar Model students are able to construct a pictorial representation of known and unknown quantities and their relationships in a problem, and develop their abilities in problem solving and mathematical thinking. The Bar Model Method is a key feature of the Singapore mathematics curriculum, which has received increasing attention since Singapore attained first place in TIMSS in 1995, 1999 and 2003.

Description: 

While the examples will centre on grades 4-7 work, the workshop is suitable for teachers of all grade levels. This is the first of 3 workshops. The dates of the two follow-up sessions will be announced later.

 

The workshop will be presented by Melania Alvarez-Adem from the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. Melania is an experienced presenter who is very familiar with the Bar Method.

 

Some useful links with more information:

 

http://home.sandiego.edu/~pmyers/singapore/Kaur_method_of-model.pdf

 

http://www.sleeplessinkl.com/2009/04/24/relearning-maths-using-the-singa...

Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 
bar_model.pdf
bar_Model_flyer.pdf
Schedule:

Workshop 1: October 6, 2009

Workshop 2: TBA

Workshop 3: TBA

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